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BASICS OF INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Basic business, economic, and market principles and key terms
  • External Business Environment: At both national and international level
  • Global Markets and International Trade
  • Competitive Environment
  • Internal Environment
  • Management, Leadership & Motivation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics: Ethical business management, international aspects of ethics & CSR
  • Emerging Business Trends

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • Demand Analysis and Applications of Elasticities
  • Supply Analysis and the Theory of the Firm
  • Economies and Diseconomies of Scale
  • Prices, Output and Strategy
  • Strategic Interaction and Game Theory
  • Market Failure and Government Regulation

QUANTITATIVE METHODS
3 ECTS

  • Algebra and Mathematical Functions
  • Matrix Algebra and Linear Equations
  • Differentiation and Integral Calculus
  • Optimization: Functions of several variables
  • Compute the measures of location and measures of dispersion
  • Represent the statistical data
  • Set up a difference and/or relationship hypothesis and carry out statistical inference tests
  • Apply statistical software like R or SPSS in common business issues

MARKET RESEARCH
3 ECTS

  • Defining the marketing research problem and developing an approach
  • Methods of international market research
  • Research design
  • Secondary Data
  • Scaling and sampling
  • Fieldwork and Data preparation
  • Report preparation and presentation

BUSINESS STRATEGY
3 ECTS

  • Diversification strategy
  • Internationalization
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Strategic leadership
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics of Strategic Management
  • Basics of Corporate Governance

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
3 ECTS

  • Managing Diversity and Individual Differences
  • Work Motivation and Performance
  • Job Satisfaction and Commitment
  • Efficiency, Motivation, and Quality in Work Design
  • Interdependence and Role Relationships
  • Group Dynamics and Team Effectiveness
  • Leadership in Groups and Organisations
  • Power, Politics, and Conflict

FINANCIAL AND COST ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • Financial transactions and their impact
  • Major financial reports
  • Accrual accounting
  • Ratio analysis
  • Job costing and process costing
  • Activity-based costing
  • Overhead analysis sheet
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Pricing decisions, product mix decisions
  • Budgeting

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3 ECTS

  • Managerial accounting and global business environment
  • Job-order costing
  • Process costing
  • Activity based costing to aid decision making
  • Profit planning
  • Sustainability and ethics in accounting decision making

OPTIMIZING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Basic competence
  • Social competence
  • Methodological competence
  • Organisational competence

TEAM AND SELF MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • From workgroup to high-performance self-managing teams
  • Phases of team development & the team performance curve
  • Conditions for team development Trust and control
  • Group dynamics
  • Team conflict: emergence and avoidance
  • Escalation and management of conflicts: Friedrich, Glasl

APPLIED ECONOMICS
3 ECTS

  • labour economics
  • business economics
  • development economics
  • health economics
  • public economics

BUSINESS LAW
3 ECTS

  • Survey on different legal systems and the harmonizing effect of EU Law
  • Different types of contracts and their typical features
  • Performance and obligations
  • Safeguarding creditors’ rights
  • Forms of business organizations
  • International Business Sale Law

CORPORATE FINANCE AND VALUATION
3 ECTS

  • Determinants of a firm’s financial structure
  • Market value of a firm and financial decisions
  • Effects of time, uncertainty, taxes, and incentives on the present value of firm cash flows
  • Net present value and discounted cash-flow analysis
  • Risk, Return and Capital Budgeting

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
3 ECTS

  • Overview of various types of fixed income securities, valuation of fixed income securities, understanding bond ratings, securitisation and asset backed securities, risks associated with investing in bonds, understanding yield spreads, interpreting the yield curve, Spot rates and Forward rates, measurement of interest rate risk, bond portfolio management strategies in the international context
  • Derivatives instruments; Futures and forwards, option payoffs and options strategies, option valuation techniques

GLOBAL SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Fundamentals of international logistics
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Packaging and transportation
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Design
  • Supply Chain Planning & Synchronization
  • Trends in supply chain management

GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • The Strategic importance of International Marketing
  • International Marketing Research and opportunity analysis
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour – Analysing Customer Requirements
  • Identifying Market Segments and Targeting
  • Marketing Strategy Development with focus on market entry strategies

BUSINESS PROCESS PLANNING
3 ECTS

  • Costs and Targets of Operations and Operations Strategy
  • Location Decisions and Layout Planning
  • Process Design and Business Process Optimization
  • Lean Production and Toyota Production System
  • Quality Management and Statistical Process Control
  • Sustainable Operations

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Staffing international operations
  • Recruiting and selecting staff for international assignments
  • International training and development
  • Re-entry and career issues
  • International performance management
  • IHRM trends and future challenges

INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS
3 ECTS

  • Concepts of communication
  • Categories of cultural analysis
  • Creating brand identity across cultures
  • Marketing in global social networks
  • Cultural symbols and taboos
  • Diversity in world markets
  • Diversity in teams
  • Identity and culture

MANAGING CHANGE
3 ECTS

  • Organizations and the environmental change
  • The formal and informal subsystem of change
  • Frequency and magnitude of change
  • Organizational responses to change
  • Resistance, commitment and readiness to change
  • Implementing change management
  • Culture, politics and power

Business Elective
9 ECTS

  • Strategic Management and Consulting
    • Fundamentals of Consulting
    • International Competitive Strategy
    • Corporate Strategy and Renewal
  • Entrepreneurship
    • The Entrepreneur
    • Start Up Management and Business Modeling
    • Digital Network Economy
  • Sustainability
    • Sustainability and Business Ethics
    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    • Sustainable Financial Management

RISK MANAGEMENT
3 ECTS

  • Performance Criteria for Risk Management
  • Process and Framework for Managing Risk
  • No-arbitrage concept in international financial markets
  • Nature of Derivatives
  • Valuation and use of forwards
  • Marking-to-Market mechanism with futures
  • Valuation of options
  • Hedging currency exchange risk using derivatives

MULTINATIONAL FINANCE
3 ECTS

  • Foreign currency exchange rates
  • Arbitrage and parity conditions
  • Currency risk management
  • Cross-border valuation
  • Financing in the global market

BUSINESS PROJECT
3 ECTS

The overall objective of this course is to provide students with possibility of applying their business knowledge on concrete business situation, related to the field of their specialization.

BUSINESS SIMULATION
3 ECTS

  • Storage
  • Cost accounting
  • Capacity utilization
  • Cash-Flow
  • Performance indicators

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
3 ECTS

  • Theories, Models, Processes around Peoples and Teams
  • Managerial competencies i.e. Planning and Administration Competency
  • Leadership competencies i.e. Communication Competency
  • Personal Vision and Self-Motivation
  • Multicultural Competency
  • Self-Management Competency
  • Leading in a Culture of Change
  • Knowledge Building

CREATIVE THINKING AND INNOVATION
3 ECTS

  • Contemporary Theories of Creativity and Innovation
  • The Ten Faces of Innovation
  • Creativity and Intelligence
  • Inspiration through Analogical Thinking
  • Brainstorming and Others Techniques of Ideation
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • The Art of Incubation
  • Assessing Creative Potential
  • Using Imagination, Association, Intuition

MASTER THESIS
24 ECTS

You have 12 weeks to complete your thesis and the subject is freely selectible. A supervisor from CBS will support you and you can write the thesis in collaboration with a company as well.

MASTER THESIS WORKSHOP
3 ECTS

During the Master Thesis Tutorial you will learn the fundamentals for your Master thesis: Defining the topic as well as structuring the thesis and you will learn the theoretical knowledge for scientific working.

CAREER SEMINAR
3 ECTS

In this module students will learn about future possible employments and business sectors of their interest. Aim is to discuss the master thesis and industry-related issues with companies to see future prospects, chances and limitations of particular business areas. Furthermore, students shall be able to make important contacts with business people for their further career development.

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